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Home-Based Treatment of Malaria in Kenya

Malaria is the #1 killer of children in Kenya, and many of those kids die because treatment is simply unavailable in rural villages. The Kenya Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Kenya launched a project to address this challenge.  Through home-based treatment of malaria by trained Red Cross volunteers, the project has generated convincing results through increased access to effective malaria treatment and improving treatment-seeking behaviors, along with reducing burdens on local health systems. This effort offers a replicable model of partnership at work and successful community ownership of health, not only for Kenya, but around the world.  To learn more, read the advocacy report on the project online, prepared by Gillespie Communication.